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  • Middle Schoolers learn about health effects of climate change

    PSR/Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Dunn recently visited with middle school students in Florida, giving a presentation called "Climate Change Makes Me Sick" on how climate affects health. The students decorated a bulletin board with PSR's climate postcards and came up with ideas for how to keep the earth cooler and healthier.

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  • Local Medical Association Publishes All-Climate Edition of Bulletin

    The Hillsborough County Medical Association, representing 2,000 physicians and medical students in Tampa, FL, has published their first-ever bulletin focused entirely on climate and health, guest-edited by PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg. Several other PSR members contributed articles on how climate change is affecting the Tampa Bay area. If you belong to a local health professional association, please consider submitting an article on climate and health to their bulletin or newsletter.

    Read the bulletin here »
  • PSR Florida's Dr. Ron Saff Receives NAACP Award

    PSR Florida Steering Committee Member Ron Saff, MD (left, with Jackson County NAACP President Ronstance Pittman), was recently honored at the Jackson County NAACP Freedom Awards. Dr. Saff was presented with the Elmore Bryant Award in recognition of his work to protect Jackson County citizens by raising awareness of a deep-injection well that endangered clean drinking water.

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    International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for accomplishing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. PSR worked with ICAN to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. PSR is an ICAN partner organization that joined civil society efforts spanning 100 countries to advocate for an international ban against nuclear weapons.

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Latest News & Events

  • Senate panel ignores petroleum industry pleas, advances fracking ban
    February 5, 2018

    "Pumping chemicals is a very dangerous practice and would pose a grave threat to public health," said Dr. Todd Sack, a representative of Physicians for Social Responsibility. "Doctors would never know what chemicals their patients are drinking."

    Source: Florida Politics
  • Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Elementary Schools in Tallahassee Florida
    January 1, 2018

    The Winter 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics features this article about the harmful effects of lead in Florida schools, co-authored by three PSR members, Donald M. Axelrad, PhD; Ronald H. Saff, MD; and Lynn Ringenberg, MD. (See page 6.)

    Source: The Florida Pediatrician
  • Dirty politics could poison nearby water
    July 7, 2017

    Letter to the editor from PSR Florida's Dr. Ron Saff.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • Climate Change Makes Me Sick
    February 23, 2018

    Florida PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg will present during the Pediatric Postgraduate Course conference.

Resources

  • Fracking Compendium 5 Water Excerpt

    Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility, along with Concerned Health Professionals of New York, has released excerpts from the upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read more »

  • PSR Florida Letter to FL State Officials on Fracking Compendium

    PSR Florida sent a letter to the Florida Governor Rick Scott and state legislature leaders on new findings in the 5th edition of PSR's Fracking Compendium, asking them to prohibit fracking in Florida. Read more »


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Whether you're a health professional, student, or concerned citizen, PSR/Florida can provide the collective voice of advocacy for change.

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Marybeth Dunn, MPH
PSR/Florida, P.O. Box 13901
Tampa, Florida 33681-3901
813-444-2750